July 2019

Destination/Leisure

Pack  Your Bag Challenge in partnership with KHOU is in full effect. This July, the team showcased The Houstonian Hotel and Hotel Derek.

Robb Report shared coverage of Houston in an article titled, “10 Extravagant Hotel Pools to Cool You Off in Style.”

Houston in the Wall Street Journal in the Rich Zips column of their Mansion section. As a result of proactively pitching the writer, Jessica Flint, River Oaks is included as one of Houston’s ritziest neighborhoods, highlighting the neighborhood’s history, hottest membership and events, home stats, and notable stops and shops in the neighborhood.

USA Today touted Houston’s culinary offerings in an article titled “10 places to eat in Houston, the country’s most unsung food city”. And was syndicated on MSN.com.

Parents’ Magazine’s Kids’ Travel Awards included two Houston hotels in an article titled “Blow Their Little Minds.” (print) and online here.

The Discoverer included Houston in a roundup titled “5 Surprising Foodie Destinations”.

Trips to Discover included in Houston in a roundup titled “10 Best NFL Tailgating Destinations for Football Fans.”

Houston was included in Food & Wine, in an article titled “The Ultimate Cross-Country Road Trip Itinerary: 6 Days of the Best Food in America” is a result of working with the writer, David Landsel.

Travelzoo included Houston on their list of “Perfect City Breaks to Take This Year”. The article leads with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing as the top reason to visit and also details the city’s burgeoning art and food scenes.

WORTH.com published a Houston City Guide following a recent media visit.

Houston First/Meetings

The Houston Chronicle published an article titled “Houston Welcome Center opens in downtown convention district.” The news was also shared in Houston Style Magazine,

The Saltgrass Steak House opening in the George R. Brown Convention Center was featured in The Houston Business Journal, The Houston Chronicle and syndicated in the San Antonio Express-News, and the Laredo Times.

The deal announcement between Houston First Corp. and Airbnb was shared on Fox26 in an interview with Jonathan Newton, USAE, and shared across the Defender News Network in an article titled, “Houston’s Tourism and Arts industries receive a financial boost”.

The San Antonio Express-News shared news of record attendance for the Texas High School Coaches Assoc. held at the GRB.